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Employment training gets Albertans back to work

More than 1,000 Alberta job-seekers around the province will benefit from expanded employment training opportunities through the Integrated Training Program.

Integrated training program helps get Albertans back to work

Motive Action student Ellis Wildman, 25, shows Minister Gray an alternator he's working on in the Calgary shop.

The Alberta government is investing $10 million over the next two years to support 11 new Integrated Training programs. This will help an estimated 1,100 unemployed or underemployed Albertans gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s changing economy.

"Our focus continues to be on making Alberta’s economy stronger and more resilient, supporting families and helping Albertans get back to work. Investing in education and skills training will provide new employment opportunities to Albertans affected by the downturn, ensuring a strong and diversified workforce.”

Christina Gray, Minister of Labour

“Motive Action works with young unemployed people who lack education, work experience and work contacts. Integrated Training programs provide an opportunity for these youth to develop the skills and attitudes needed to build a better life, support their families and contribute to their communities.”

Karl Herzog, executive director, Motive Action, Calgary

“Our province has a great need for skilled tradespeople and Motive Action is working to help supply good-quality workers to fill that need. GreatWest Kenworth has been working with Motive Action for 30 years and we look forward to hiring more of their highly qualified graduates in the coming years.”

Mike Allen, service director, GreatWest Kenworth Ltd.

The Integrated Training Program

  • Provides individuals with hands-on learning experiences, including one or more work-experience placements.
  • Supports trainees in learning core competencies and skills.
  • Forges relationships between training providers and employers.
  • Addresses local labour market demand for skills training.

New Integrated Training programs




Construction pre-trades

McBride Career Group Inc.
400, 602 – 12 Ave. SW
Calgary AB, T2R 1J3


Youth Entry Level Trades

Motive-Action Training Foundation
Unit A, 1201 42 Ave SE
Calgary AB, T2G 1Z5


LevelUp leadership skills for supervisory roles

WCG International Consultants Ltd.
#229, 495 – 36 St. NE
Calgary AB, T2A 6K3


Agriculture, Construction, Oilfield and Truck Driving

Training Inc.
444 5 Ave S
Lethbridge AB, T1J 0T5

Pincher Creek

Building Futures Construction

Teamwork Training
236 200 4 Ave S
Lethbridge AB


Office Administration and Accounting

Teamwork Training
236 200 4 Ave S
Lethbridge AB


Commercial Driver Training and Industry Preparedness

Connections Career and Safety Services
Bay 1 440 Aqueduct Dr
Brooks T0J 2A0

Connections Career and Safety Services
1007 Factory St SE
Medicine Hat AB T1A 1X8

Medicine Hat and Brooks

Professional Insurance Agent

Ballad Consulting Group
Baker Centre 905, 10025 106 St 
Edmonton AB, T4R 1G4


Building Information Modeling

Bredin Centre for Learning
8F, Harley Court, 10045-111 St
Edmonton AB, T5K 2W4


Early Learning and Child Care Development (ELCC)

McBride Career Group
801, 10242 105 St NW
Edmonton AB, T5J 3L5


Office Administration and Skill Development

3A Academy
5116 50 St
Lloydminster AB, T9V 0M3


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